WLAX VS. GW (SENIOR DAY)
Photos by Thom Kendall '93
As a redshirt junior in 2015:Game-By-Game Statistics
Served as team captain during the season ... Started 20 of 21 games at attack ... Ranked third on the team in points (46), goals (34) and assists (12) ... Also recorded six caused turnovers, 19 draw controls and 24 groundballs ... Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team heading into postseason play ... In NCAA First Round win over Jacksonville (5/8) had a goal and two assists ... Had a career-high four goals twice in wins at La Salle (4/19) and against Richmond (4/24) ... Also had a career-high five points in those games added an assist in each ... Had four points on three goals and an assist at Holy Cross (2/28) ... Netted three goals in wins at New Hampshire (2/21), against Duquesne (3/27), and at Saint Joseph's (4/17) ... Also had a career high five groundballs in win over Duquesne.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 17 games while starting in 5 ... Finished the season with 6 goals and 6 assists for 12 points and picked up 10 ground balls ... Scored first goal of the season to help UMass to 13-6 win in season opener vs. Vanderbilt (2/9)...Started the year with a goal in 4 of first 5 games. Had one goal and one assist against Iona (3/1)... Recorded two assists versus New Hampshire along with two ground balls and one draw control (3/8)... Tallied one assist against Northwestern (3/25).
As a redshirt freshman in 2013:Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 17 games ... started in 2 games ... scored fives goals and tallied two assists ... grabbed 12 ground balls, seven draw controls, and caused 10 turnovers ... Recorded a goal at Holy Cross (3/20) ... Had one goal and three groundballs at Sacred Heart (3/16) ... Recorded a goal against Iona (3/2) ... Tallied an assist at New Hampshire (2/23) along with one draw control ... Had her first multipoint game against LIU (2/16) with 2 goals and 1 assist ... Appeared in her first collegiate game against Northwestern (2/8).
As a freshman in 2012 at Boston University: Redshirted her true freshman season.
Before college: Three-year letterwinner for Coach Heim at Medfield High School ... Scored 85 goals, recorded 38 assists and totaled 123 points in her senior season ... Named a U.S. All-American as a senior ... Two-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honoree ... Finished her high school career with 237 goals, 92 assists and 329 points in three seasons.
Personal: Katherine Saunders Ott ... Born March 6, 1993 in Toledo, Ohio ... Daughter of Daniel and Susan Ott ... Sister of Emily Ott ... Majoring in public health sciences ... interned for the Department of Athletics marketing department during the 2015 spring semester.
GET TO KNOW KATIE OTT
What did you like most about the lacrosse program? The pride everyone has for being a UMass Lacrosse Player.
What is a talent that you have than most don't know about? Not a complete secret, but I was extremely into Short Track Speedskating as a child.
Where is the most interesting place you've visited? I wish I've been places....unfortunately my dreams are the most interesting places I have visited.
When did you start playing sports? Four years old when my dad forced me to learn to skate....I could barely walk let alone skate.
Outside of athletics, what interests do you have? Honestly I'm trying to figure that out myself. Hence why I just changed my major for the 4th time as a junior in college.
How do you like to start your day? Viente Triple Shot Carmel Macchiato with Soy from Starbucks.
What are some of your staple foods & what are your "cheat" foods? Staple foods: chocolate chip muffins from Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Donuts from Glazed in Amherst center and Cheat: Lactade Ice Cream sundae.
What do you want to be doing in five years? Eating regular creamy ice cream and brie cheese, therefore that means my lactose intolerance has stopped being a intolerance.
You find out you can go anywhere in the world but you have to leave today and get to be there for one week. Where do you go, who do you bring with you and what do you want to experience? Thailand. My sister. Humbling from a difference culture.
What is your favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team? Always knowing someone has my back and someone is on my side.
What have been your top-5 moments with the program?
1. Signing with the school/program.
2. Running my fastest recorded mile time with this team.
3. Playing in my first game collegiate game against Northwestern.
4. Sam Rush's buzzer beater goal.
5. Minuteman Idol on the bus.
Who is the funniest person on the team and why (examples are good!) Mary Pat....youtube quotes and MPT in general is hilarious.
Who is the best dancer on the team? Shannon, no explanation needed.
Who is the worst dancer on the team? There's just so much talent on our team I cannot answer this question.
Who is the best singer on the team? Daut....unless there is some freshman talent that I have not heard yet....I have a feeling Allison Ryan might have some singing talent.
Who is most likely to end up on a reality TV show? Melissa because I can see her applying to be on one.
Who has actually applied to be on a reality TV show? No idea, but we should ask Melissa if she has.
Who do you live with and what is something interesting about that person? Ellie Bullitt... "like the gun". She has a cat and a pet ferret.
If a TV show were to be made about the team, what would it be called? What would be the most interesting thing about the team? What would be the most embarrassing? I'll have to call Shannon for the answer to this one, she'd direct it and have the artistic eye and vision for the entire thing.